MOTHERGUN

A group of three survivors from a fratricidal war, who have no common language, struggle to survive in the mud of a camp with only an unreliable translator to keep their fragile peace. A child soldier leads the way to safety, but at a terrible price. A tree blooms gold in the middle of a winter that won't end. Winner of Perishable Theatre's International Women's Playwriting Competition, 2000
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MOTHERGUN

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  • Ellen Koivisto:
    30 Nov. 2018
    A childless mother, a wounded solider, and a crazy child solider are manipulated by a lying translator in a muddy, hellish war zone. At the base of a skeletal tree that is gradually adorned with glitter and gold from wrappers and sparkly garbage, these characters skirmish for what they need and what they can get, while the Wind of Voices buzzes the air around them. The training dance of the child solider that starts the piece is the dance of destruction. The play is brutal and beautiful, and must be a wonder on the stage.

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Wheaton College, MA
    ,
    2008
  • Professional
    ,
    Emergency Theater Project (Midtown International Theatre Festival, NY)
    ,
    2007
  • Workshop
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    Lincoln Center Directors' Lab
    ,
    2002
  • Professional
    ,
    Perishable Theatre
    ,
    2001
  • Professional
    ,
    Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway One-Act Play Festival
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    2001